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August 12, 2010

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  • Clinton Predicts Republicans Will Provide Enough Votes for Arms Treaty to Ensure Ratification
    Associated Press
  • The Point of No Return
    The Atlantic
  • Nuclear Liability Bill Must be India-Specific: Sushma
    The Hindu
  • America's Nuclear Vietnam
    National Review Online
  • Fires in Chernobyl Areas "Not a Risk"
    World Nuclear News
  • Consensus on New Energy Policy Eludes German Leader
    The New York Times
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Clinton Predicts Republicans Will Provide Enough Votes for Arms Treaty to Ensure Ratification

Robert Burns, Associated Press
ClintonSecretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she is confident the administration will win enough Republican votes in the Senate to ratify a nuclear arms treaty with Russia.

Richard Lugar of Indiana is the only Senate Republican thus far to publicly express his support for the treaty, known as "New START," but Clinton said she has indications others will follow suit.
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The Point of No Return

Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic
It is possible that that at some point in the next 12 months, the imposition of devastating economic sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran will persuade its leaders to cease their pursuit of nuclear weapons.
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Nuclear Liability Bill Must be India-Specific: Sushma

The Hindu
The government and the Bharatiya Janata Party seem to have conceded some ground to each other on the proposed nuclear civil liability bill in the process of trying to arrive at an agreed text.
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America's Nuclear Vietnam

Henry Sokolski, National Review Online
In Washington, government officials rarely (if ever) admit to making policy mistakes, even when they've clearly botched things up. Take Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s recent decision to bless a formal civilian nuclear-cooperation agreement with Vietnam.
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Fires in Chernobyl Areas "Not a Risk"

World Nuclear News
Forest fires in Russia are now burning in areas contaminated after the Chernobyl accident, but analysis from France's Institute of Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) indicates there is no health risk.
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Consensus on New Energy Policy Eludes German Leader

Judy Dempsey, The New York Times
Chancellor Angela Merkel has made combating climate change one of her priorities. But she is having difficulty finding consensus even within her own government on a new energy policy, especially on the most contentious issue: the future of Germany's nuclear plants.
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